Bhimbhitka and Indus Civilization composite bows depiction 3rd millennium BC

Oct 2013
6,082
Planet Nine, Oregon
#41
Unless you have a detailed depiction with color like the depictions in Ramses III's tomb, artists don't matter; you have an outline. And there are bows that look like simple self bows that are actually composites, that have been found. And there are recurve bows without horn or sinew. Can't tell from very simple!e depictions.
 
Oct 2013
6,082
Planet Nine, Oregon
#43
@Todd Feinman & @Dan Howard

So what I understand from your comments is that above depiction (c. 4th/5th century BCE, Gupta dynasty) could be either a Simple Double-Convex Bow or a Scythian Bow.[1] It is not necessarily a Composite Bow. Am I correct please?

Thanks

[1] The Greek Age of Bronze - Armour
Solely based on the particular depiction, but I cannot believe they wouldn't have had it long, long before that. Surely there is other evidence. Textual too?
 

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